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Title: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on July 13, 2009, 06:03:50 PM
EDIT: since the topic is a few pages long and over a year old now, here is a little recap for those who don't have the time to read it all:

RAPACES, Birds Of Prey began as an almost improvised western short film (budget: $200 ; shooting time: 1 day). It's been release in April 2010 and is available on any of these links now:

http://vimeo.com/10674872
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkDHcXJCJuw
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcu6ds_western-rapaces-birds-of-prey_shortfilms

After mostly positive feedback and seeing that we had an oportunity to make somethung REALLY good out of it, we then decided to turn it into a 12 episode webseries, done much more professionaly, and adding as much production value as we could.

And now, here is webisode 1: "Hangman"

http://www.vimeo.com/21536593


Last, if you're interested, here is the facebook page of the show:
http://www.facebook.com/RapacesWebSeries
and trhe website:
http://www.RAPACESWebSeries.com




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ORIGINAL POST:

Ok here is something that could interest some of you guys.

I shot a brand new little western last saterday in the forest of Fontainebleau, in France. If someone (CJ?) thinks that the location doesn't look like the US, let's say the movie takes place in Ontario, where I have seen such landscapes  :)

The story is simple: one guy, lying on the ground, wounded. 3 other guys trying to reach him to steal him a specific item. Everyone wants the item for oneself. Not a single word is uttered during the whole movie, which is intended to last 5 to 10 minutes.

Here is a picture of one of the characters. A teaser is in progress and will be available shortly.

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6836/lillyjaneweb.jpg)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on July 13, 2009, 07:14:36 PM
I was hoping the European Commission for Mental Health finally decided to make it illegal for you to touch the camera. Ah, well...


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on July 13, 2009, 08:27:41 PM
That first character looks interesting.  8)

Just for curiosity sakes Noodles I'm sure France has gravel/sand pits, if you can find a deep one that's been inactive for a while they get a pretty desolate look to them. And if you are in the bottom  the surrounding escarpments look like buttes and they will mask the bucolic green countryside.  O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: The Firecracker on July 13, 2009, 11:07:15 PM


(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6836/lillyjaneweb.jpg)

I'm iffy on the bracelets.
They look modern, but other than that it's cool.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on July 14, 2009, 01:33:44 AM
I was hoping the European Commission for Mental Health finally decided to make it illegal for you to touch the camera. Ah, well...

They tried. But they were short of one horse.

That first character looks interesting.  8)

Just for curiosity sakes Noodles I'm sure France has gravel/sand pits, if you can find a deep one that's been inactive for a while they get a pretty desolate look to them. And if you are in the bottom  the surrounding escarpments look like buttes and they will mask the bucolic green countryside.  O0

Yep, there is something to do with that... However, as you said to me the other day, the best looking place in France for a western is the Alpes.

I'm iffy on the bracelets.
They look modern, but other than that it's cool.

Yeah, the bracelets are a bit modern... We tried to make them look older in the movie, but I'm still not convinced :S


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: The Firecracker on July 14, 2009, 03:27:37 AM
Yep, there is something to do with that... However, as you said to me the other day, the best looking place in France for a western is the Alpes.

Corbucci shot his Johny Haliday western there (Gli Specialiste) so you're in good company.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on July 14, 2009, 04:01:18 AM
Teaser here:

http://www.vimeo.com/5588908

(please watch it in HD)

The music is, of course, far too famous to be used in the movie. We'll have an original score for the finished movie, but this is going to take monthes. So, for the teaser, let's use Ennio.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on July 14, 2009, 07:01:53 AM
Teaser here:

http://www.vimeo.com/5588908

(please watch it in HD)

The music is, of course, far too famous to be used in the movie. We'll have an original score for the finished movie, but this is going to take monthes. So, for the teaser, let's use Ennio.

Jokes aside, it looks interesting O0

But what I was saying to FC in that other topic: look for an old quarry, if you have a little inspiration you could do wonders with it. It doesn't have to be big, and I'm thinking Southern France would be best.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: The Firecracker on July 14, 2009, 01:12:30 PM
This looks very funny and the location looks fine to me.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on July 14, 2009, 01:20:04 PM
Leone would have loved that profile up there.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: The Firecracker on July 14, 2009, 03:51:13 PM
Is the girl a cannibal?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on July 14, 2009, 04:47:18 PM
It looks great, and the scenery does look fine in that sequence.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on July 15, 2009, 01:58:36 AM
I know the girl looks like a cannibal in that teaser... but she's not. She's a strange kind of woman anyway.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on July 15, 2009, 04:31:51 AM
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3465/cartenico.jpg)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: The Firecracker on July 15, 2009, 01:38:51 PM
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!
Make that smaller.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on July 15, 2009, 01:45:28 PM
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!
Make that smaller.

Done.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Silenzio on September 27, 2009, 03:52:04 PM
Damn, Noodles, you never cease to impress me with the quality of your productions.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on November 28, 2009, 04:08:28 AM
Thanks Silenzio! And thanks to all of you guys who keep interested with my projects and comment about it.

Here is the link to the new teaser: http://www.vimeo.com/7805244
There is very few images from the movie in it, but I somehow find it more "teasing". I'm editing one of these per character. The music is still by Ennio, but it's a mix of two of his less famous ones: only guys from this board have a chance to recognize it i hope.

There is also a Facebook Page about the movie now: http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Rapaces/182030574315?ref=ts
I try to keep it in English to keep it as much international as possible :) There are photos from the movie and from the set, most of them taken by my little brother, who's really helping me on this (he's doing the special effects on the movie).

About the movie itself: I'm improving my second draft now. The editing is almost done, and we're implementing special effects (smoke, gunshots, impacts...). The sound editing will start very soon (done by a professional) and the original music is on its way.


By the way, "Rapaces" means "Birds of Prey". Hence the adjective "Rapacious".


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on November 28, 2009, 04:52:59 AM
very cool!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on November 29, 2009, 03:27:19 AM
The 4 posters (by my little brother, who's also working on the CGI, the animated credits sequence and the main poster):

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2589/4143457044_8b191d5779.jpg)(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2591/4142697229_9787951cb7.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2625/4143453706_497ae5cfe5.jpg)(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2687/4142694251_03fac477c3.jpg)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on November 29, 2009, 07:23:20 AM
great  O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on November 29, 2009, 08:21:17 AM
 O0

Can I get a T-shirt? :)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on November 29, 2009, 08:43:04 AM
:)

Seriously, if the short movies gets enough view on the web, I'm thinking of selling a few goodies through café press... could be a way to give a little money to those who have helped on this, and that could also buy me a swimming pool.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on November 29, 2009, 11:38:18 AM
:)

Seriously, if the short movies gets enough view on the web, I'm thinking of selling a few goodies through café press...

I wasn't joking. I really think those posters would look great on T-shirts.

Quote
and that could also buy me a swimming pool.

I suspect you have it already.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on January 14, 2010, 09:50:10 AM
Teaser #2 (out of 4): time to meet Alfred Dumont aka SCRAT.

http://www.vimeo.com/8736715


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on January 14, 2010, 09:52:18 AM
I suspect you have it already.

I already have 2 of them, but I'm talking about the swimming pool I want to put on my boat.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: T.H. on January 14, 2010, 10:32:44 PM
I don't know how I missed this but good work. I liked the two trailers.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on January 15, 2010, 03:12:32 AM
tks  O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on January 15, 2010, 03:32:54 AM
The shitty computer I have to use currently doesn't show videos from Vimeo but I had the chance to see the first teaser on another computer and it looked good O0 Too bad I can't see the second one. When is the real thing coming out?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on January 15, 2010, 03:38:26 AM
When is the real thing coming out?

Hopefully, before The Apple That Was NOT Bigger Than Texas (Part II).


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on January 15, 2010, 03:41:13 AM
"Soon". The editing is almost almost done, i have to find 10 hours to do a rough sound editing (probably any day next week: i'm expecting a big sound database from a friend) then send it to the composers. They should do something in 1 month, which leaves me some time to do some grading, re-work a couple CGIs here and there, and find a better sound designer. And my little brother will have the ending credits finished by that time.

In short, probably first of March or something like that. Which is 2 months later than what was planned.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on January 15, 2010, 03:43:06 AM
Hopefully, before The Apple That Was NOT Bigger Than Texas (Part II).

The Apple That Was NOT Bigger Than Texas Part II (out of XII) will be released shortly after Colt Navy 1851 part I. I'd say in the mid 2430's.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on January 15, 2010, 09:36:47 AM
Good thing it'll be released before scheduled, I was afraid I might miss it.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on January 15, 2010, 10:23:42 AM
You won't miss it. Nobody will. It will be everywhere. We save all the budget for marketing; it's gonna make AVATAR's promo look like a cheap advertizing campaign for a cheap local store in a cheap shithole of a cheap east-europe country.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on January 15, 2010, 10:41:05 AM

(http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/happy/happy0001.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net/free-confused-smileys.php)

That's one, and the year has just begun! The sky is the limit! (http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/happy/happy0029.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on January 15, 2010, 03:02:07 PM
Teaser #2 (out of 4): time to meet Alfred Dumont aka SCRAT.

http://www.vimeo.com/8736715

Looks Great  O0 O0 O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 09, 2010, 03:15:13 PM
And here is a little video edit I did in 30 minutes (it's basically some extracts of the movie edited together) today after spending HOURS of sound recording/editing/mixing and a huge brief I wrote to the music composers: GUNS in RAPACES.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbwNwWhYL7Y

I'm not gonna tell you everytime I upload a promo video but this one could interest some of you (CJ?), and I'm myself always open to some nice "Such guns were not around at that particular time" talk. So, please feel free to comment about the realism!



Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on March 09, 2010, 04:07:17 PM

Though I know nothing about guns it looks good! O0

But check this out, I know it's offtopic but I can't stop laughing and have to share it with someone:
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2dwg8p2.jpg)

What a company! (http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/happy/happy0055.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on March 09, 2010, 04:15:28 PM
Looks great and I do like the Django Rinehardt/ Stephane Grapelli music.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 09, 2010, 04:16:57 PM
Though I know nothing about guns it looks good! O0

But check this put, I know it's offtopic but I can't stop laughing and have to share it with someone:
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2dwg8p2.jpg)

What a company! (http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/happy/happy0055.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net)

 ;D You always have to chose your friends right.
How did you get on Philip Stein's page??


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on March 09, 2010, 04:21:12 PM
;D You always have to chose your friends right.
How did you get on Philip Stein's page??

After I watched the video on YT I followed the link to the ''Official Repaces Facebook Page'', and I guess after a few clicks through the friends there it was. Why? Have I found the secret to eternal life?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 09, 2010, 04:23:12 PM
At least the secret of immortality. Or the evidence that Philip did more or less the same thing as Max: he didn't die in the truck accident.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on March 09, 2010, 04:27:01 PM
At least the secret of immortality. Or the evidence that Philip did more or less the same thing as Max: he didn't die in the truck accident.

!

I knew there was some funny business going around from the start! I knew Max wasn't the only rotten apple in the basket!

Is the sequel to OUATIA coming out with Repaces? It better be.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 10, 2010, 06:27:28 AM
Much more than that.

(Rule number 1 of the marketer: always promise something cool and keep it vague enough to be true whatever happens)


Anyway, just to keep it clear for newcomers on this thread:


Teaser 1 and 2 (HD):
http://vimeo.com/channels/rapaces

Guns in Rapaces:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbwNwWhYL7Y

Official Facebook ('cause you all want to be "fan"):
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rapaces/182030574315?ref=ts


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 29, 2010, 04:30:53 PM
Finished a "clean" version of the movie yesterday. Almost not slept for 3 days to be able to handle a DVD to a little festival. Still have to fix a couple things and show the movie around me before I upload it...
I received the music saterday. The guys are great composers but they put a lot of electro in the movie. I was kind of shocked for 2 days but now I did the final mix and saw the movie with the music over ten thousands times, I have to recognize it: the music is one of the best pros of Rapaces and would probably be what Ennio would compose for a western nowadays. I hope you won't be too distracted :)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on March 29, 2010, 07:52:57 PM
We're waiting! O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 05, 2010, 01:11:49 AM
I'm very glad to announce you that RAPACES // Birds Of Prey is now available on: http://vimeo.com/channels/rapaces
Please watch it in fullscreen HD (if your computer let you do it) and with headphones (if you have some).
And more important: please let me know what you think of it!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on April 05, 2010, 05:06:39 AM
Looked even better in HD O0 And I really liked the music, too.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on April 05, 2010, 05:14:15 AM
I'm very glad to announce you that RAPACES // Birds Of Prey is now available on: http://vimeo.com/channels/rapaces
Please watch it in fullscreen HD (if your computer let you do it) and with headphones (if you have some).
And more important: please let me know what you think of it!

It wasn't bad at all, are you sure you made this? :-\

I liked it: the direction's good (as the editing), the acting's not bad, the music works. The story's a tad repetitive, I have to say, but since ''It'll be continued'' I'll postpone the final judgment until I see the rest. :)

1) The damn fly: was it raspberry jam? ;)

2) I forgot... :(


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 05, 2010, 07:16:44 AM
The fly was there... Out of luck. The actor was lying in the ground waiting for the next shot while we were doing other images with the corpse. At some point, the girl spoted the fly and screamed it to us: "THERE IS A FLY!!!!!"
I rushed and took that shot.
The fly was probably attracted by the fake blood (which was supposed to taste like minth).


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on April 05, 2010, 04:46:08 PM
Just watched it its GREAT, liked it a lot, and the location works fine since it was confined it looked like a typical Western river flood plain/river bottom.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 07, 2010, 08:27:12 AM
Thanks a lot CJ!
And yes, we selected the spot because of that typical Western river flood plain/river bottom look. There is even some real sand here and there.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on April 07, 2010, 02:38:49 PM
The fly was there... Out of luck. The actor was lying in the ground waiting for the next shot while we were doing other images with the corpse. At some point, the girl spoted the fly and screamed it to us: "THERE IS A FLY!!!!!"
I rushed and took that shot.
The fly was probably attracted by the fake blood (which was supposed to taste like minth).

It felt like I could actually taste the raspberry jam while watching it... :-\

But I was wondering - ''thanks a lot'' to CJ but not even a ''thanks'' to me? Well thanks, buddy.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 07, 2010, 04:45:05 PM
:)
Sorry I thought I had said "thanks" to you and MS in the previous post.
Since I didn't, let me adress this point HERE AND NOW:

I sincerly thank you, DD and MS (which means not as much as CJ, but it's more sincere).

Happy?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Banjo on April 07, 2010, 06:14:31 PM
Great looking film noodles_leone with a nice score but yeah it would've been even better if you could've expanded on this with more of a storyline and some dialogue.Very impressed with the charismatic cast especially the truly hot looking girl! O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on April 08, 2010, 06:29:07 AM
:)
Sorry I thought I had said "thanks" to you and MS in the previous post.
Since I didn't, let me adress this point HERE AND NOW:

I sincerly thank you, DD and MS (which means not as much as CJ, but it's more sincere).

Happy?

No, I'm not happy, as I'm sure MS isn't either, but let's settle with what we have, in order to have peace in the house.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on April 08, 2010, 06:56:52 AM
No, I'm not happy, as I'm sure MS isn't either, but let's settle with what we have, in order to have peace in the house.
I was always happy with the thank-you noodles_leone sent me in PM. 

(Yes, I brought it up just to provoke Tuco >:D)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 08, 2010, 04:21:56 PM
Hey Banko thanks for the feedback! Well I fully agree about the storyline (and YES, Dust Devil, I agree about the story being repetitive). In the following webisodes, there is a real storyline with a big quest and relationships between the characters and everything.
However, we'll keep it without any dialogue, that's part of our dark cartoonish western concept :)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 08, 2010, 04:25:26 PM
No, I'm not happy, as I'm sure MS isn't either, but let's settle with what we have, in order to have peace in the house.

Doesn't sound too mean, you sure you wrote it yourself?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Banjo on April 08, 2010, 08:42:26 PM
Hey Banko thanks for the feedback! Well I fully agree about the storyline (and YES, Dust Devil, I agree about the story being repetitive). In the following webisodes, there is a real storyline with a big quest and relationships between the characters and everything.
However, we'll keep it without any dialogue, that's part of our dark cartoonish western concept :)

Looking forward to those further episodes then!

Forgot to mention that i think the animated opening/closing credits are ace. ;)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on April 09, 2010, 09:11:22 AM
Doesn't sound too mean, you sure you wrote it yourself?

Yeah. I was under the Easter Bunny spell.

Don't get used to it.

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Well I fully agree about the storyline (and YES, Dust Devil, I agree about the story being repetitive).

''Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.'' - Sicilian proverb



Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 11, 2010, 02:35:02 PM
Excellent movie! Highly enjoyed Rapaces, even though it was quite short. Good use of close-ups and heavily detailed shots.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 15, 2010, 10:37:52 AM
Thanks Peacemaker!

Guys, we're trying to raise funds for the RAPACES. If you want to see more of it, you can help by sharing this link:

http://www.indiegogo.com/RAPACES

Every penny helps ;)



By the way, the Vimeo exclusivity is now over (with over 1.000 views in the opening week), the video has been uploaded on Youtube and Dailymotion! So for those who had trouble with the Vimeo player, here are the links:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcu6ds_western-rapaces-birds-of-prey_shortfilms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkDHcXJCJuw



Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 25, 2010, 08:28:23 AM
Guys, what do you think of this location:

http://www.twitvid.com/FJNCU

We're thinking of it for webisode 1. We were VERY suprized to find something as Leone-ish in France, one hour drive from Paris.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on April 25, 2010, 09:55:04 AM
don't think its the right link, but nice article regardless.  O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 25, 2010, 10:07:30 AM
Haha! I got mixed up with these Tinyurl links. Anyway, fixed, and the right link is:
http://www.twitvid.com/FJNCU
(Former link was a cool article in the Gardian about the game for kids I'm working for)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on April 25, 2010, 05:11:49 PM
Yea that looks great, also check out large gravel pits, (where they mine gravel for paving and cement) those (when you are down in the bottom of them) have a badlands look.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on April 26, 2010, 03:39:59 AM
Fontainebleau as Fontainebleau (Paris) ?

Looks great!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 26, 2010, 05:21:24 AM
Yep. More precisely, it's 30km far from Fontainebleau (Paris). But same area (same trees and rocks). However, this sand is quite rare (only 3 spots in France).


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 26, 2010, 09:07:19 AM
Yea that looks great, also check out large gravel pits, (where they mine gravel for paving and cement) those (when you are down in the bottom of them) have a badlands look.

yeah you told me that already, but I cannot find such a spot, or there is always too many urban elements all around, spoiling it.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on April 26, 2010, 09:25:39 AM
Yea they always have some urban elements on top, but if you are right down in the very bottom (especially of a deep one) sometimes you can get almost a 360 degree shot of the rim escarpment, and the angle will mask the outside elements, and they look quite desolate especially if they have been idle for a while.  O0



Check theses image out where ever they are in France:

http://images.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http://www.altisud.com/images/randonnee/151/11.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.altisud.com/randonnee/alpes-maritimes/topos-randonnee-le-mont-graviere.151.1.html&usg=__mxigZTwLS1SKHlpXTGuHPggHwhw=&h=426&w=640&sz=38&hl=fr&start=153&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=dQsN1YdaxgM4hM:&tbnh=91&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgravi%25C3%25A8re%26start%3D144%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dfr%26sa%3DN%26ndsp%3D18%26tbs%3Disch:1

http://www.geowiki.fr/images/5/52/Carri%C3%A8re_Grammey.jpg

http://www.afeq.cnrs-bellevue.fr/excursion/excu%202007/IMGP3707.JPG

flip the pages on this last one they will give you an idea of what I mean O0

http://images.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http://www.afeq.cnrs-bellevue.fr/excursion/excu%25202007/IMGP3707.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.afeq.cnrs-bellevue.fr/excursions_diapo_2007.html&usg=__ycP7M7e_X7zeOFst_ZR65lYKwBo=&h=532&w=709&sz=83&hl=fr&start=852&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=MdW2fAQpzgNMgM:&tbnh=105&tbnw=140&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgravi%25C3%25A8re%26start%3D846%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dfr%26sa%3DN%26ndsp%3D18%26tbs%3Disch:1


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 28, 2010, 05:06:57 PM
Looks great too :) one of these photos is in the Alpes, and if i had a little bit more money, i'd definitly go shoot my westerns there. Another westernish place in France is l'Ardeche (http://images.google.fr/images?q=ardeche&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=fr&tab=wi). Not thaaaaaaaat far but i have no HQ there. I only have in Paris, in Pays de la Loire and in Dordogne...


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on April 28, 2010, 10:25:38 PM
Any big city has to have nearby borrow pits for sand, gravel, paving, cement making there have to be closer sites, its not cost effective to haul that stuff long distances.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 29, 2010, 01:16:08 AM
I know! Still looking for a good one  near Paris though. It has to be several. They're also building a highway 10 minutes from my home, hence some cool looking badland landscapes. Unfortunatly, there are walls all around :(


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on May 18, 2010, 01:42:21 AM
Hey, noodle_leone, I never asked you where you found all the props and wardrobe! The guns especially are really convincing.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: T.H. on May 21, 2010, 11:45:02 AM
I liked it a lot. It was a nice mix of Warner Brothers cartoons and Deadwood.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on June 02, 2010, 07:07:34 AM
Hi guys! Thanks for your message TH, I just saw it! i'm always glad when people spot what we were really trying to do. And we were really trying to mix realism with cartoon, you got it :)

MS: the guns, except for the rifle that lies on the ground during the whole movie (which is an old french one given by my grandfather) there are non firing repliquas by Denix I bought years ago for Colt Navy. In Europe, you can manage to have them for quite cheap (around 30€ per handgun if you try hard). So that's a good investment for someone like me who shoots westerns every couple years.



Remember that old topic of mine about DSLR that shoot amazing video? Don"t ask me how (the answer is simple: debt), I bought myself the best one: Canon 5D Mark II. here is a quick edit of 4 shots in which i tried to reach a very narrow depth of field (which is actually what these cameras are really about. That and there low light habilities.)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdienk_rapaces-testing-the-5dmii-close-up_shortfilms


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: T.H. on June 02, 2010, 10:52:53 AM
Well, you definitely succeeded in realizing your vision, which is a near impossible task for a limited budget. Hopefully, there will be another one at some point.  O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on June 02, 2010, 11:20:48 AM
Shooting in july!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: TheFlexibleFlyingCzar on June 02, 2010, 03:33:09 PM
Hi guys! Thanks for your message TH, I just saw it! i'm always glad when people spot what we were really trying to do. And we were really trying to mix realism with cartoon, you got it :)

MS: the guns, except for the rifle that lies on the ground during the whole movie (which is an old french one given by my grandfather) there are non firing repliquas by Denix I bought years ago for Colt Navy. In Europe, you can manage to have them for quite cheap (around 30€ per handgun if you try hard). So that's a good investment for someone like me who shoots westerns every couple years.



Remember that old topic of mine about DSLR that shoot amazing video? Don"t ask me how (the answer is simple: debt), I bought myself the best one: Canon 5D Mark II. here is a quick edit of 4 shots in which i tried to reach a very narrow depth of field (which is actually what these cameras are really about. That and there low light habilities.)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdienk_rapaces-testing-the-5dmii-close-up_shortfilms

Do you think you could possibly shoot an entire independent film with this camera? I heard it was used to film the finale of the show HOUSE if you ever heard of it. Saw a clip of it and it looks nice.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on June 02, 2010, 05:46:06 PM
Looks very cool O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on June 03, 2010, 12:36:17 AM
Do you think you could possibly shoot an entire independent film with this camera? I heard it was used to film the finale of the show HOUSE if you ever heard of it. Saw a clip of it and it looks nice.

yes they used 2 Canon 5d (and nothing else) for the latest House. My cousin was also in the production team of a movie that was supposed to be shot with 3 canon 1d but the director was such a douchbag he spoiled everything. And do you remember that YouTube video of robots attacking Montevideo? After that, the director was hired on a full lenghth feature, an horror movie, entirely shot with these cameras and that is supposed to be one extended shot (a fake one of course as most extended shots nowadays).

So to answer the question, yes, that would be possible, dispite the flaws of these cams (rolling shutter, over heating, poor video ergonomy, H264 codec, poor sound recording and monitoring...).

I'll shoot a 5 minute webisode of Rapaces in July, opening with an extended shot. Mostlyoutdoors, but we begin in a cave/prison, using only natural lights (and may be a reflector).  There will be as much slow pacing as quick and brutal action, very wide shots and close ups. After that I think I'll really be able to speak about the abilities and weaknesses of the camera!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on June 03, 2010, 12:41:27 AM
By the way, the astonishing thing with House is that they had always shot the show on 35mm. They never tried a "regular" digital camera before (Viper? Red One?). That was a great news in the HD DSLR community. 


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on July 27, 2010, 03:55:28 AM
Hi guys!
New webisode shot (or almost, the shooting was interrupted before we ended) a week ago or so. We have a first teaser online, please ask me via PM for the link if you're interrested (it's a non official teaser, a new and official version being on its way). i'd be very happy to have your comments!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on July 29, 2010, 04:33:29 AM
Behind the scenes pics:

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/album.php?aid=188399&id=182030574315&ref=mf


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on August 05, 2010, 03:35:06 AM
New pics on the fb page!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on September 18, 2010, 11:14:14 AM
And now, here is the teaser for RAPACES, Webisode 1: "Hangman".
I'd love to have some comments!

http://vimeo.com/15077360
(if you have trouble watching the video, please wait it is fully loaded before hitting "play")


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on September 18, 2010, 01:55:45 PM
And now, here is the teaser for RAPACES, Webisode 1: "Hangman".
I'd love to have some comments!

http://vimeo.com/15077360
(if you have trouble watching the video, please wait it is fully loaded before hitting "play")
Looking good O0 But why do I have a feeling that I've seen (most of) the material before?

When is the whole episode coming? And what's the schedule with the sequels?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on September 18, 2010, 04:14:00 PM
I'll watch it tomorrow.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on September 18, 2010, 05:02:36 PM
But why do I have a feeling that I've seen (most of) the material before?

You probably did see the unofficial teaser, that features more or less 40% of the material you see in this one :) What is added here: close up, action (wasn't shot at the time), grading, and music I have the right to use.

When is the whole episode coming? And what's the schedule with the sequels?

I just began the editing, so the episode will probably come in December.
The schedule is simple: as soon as we get funds, we move on! And if we don't... we have other projects!

I'll watch it tomorrow.

You're the boss.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on September 19, 2010, 08:50:33 AM
And now, here is the teaser for RAPACES, Webisode 1: "Hangman".
I'd love to have some comments!

http://vimeo.com/15077360
(if you have trouble watching the video, please wait it is fully loaded before hitting "play")

Watched it - liked it. O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on September 20, 2010, 04:15:24 AM
Thanks! :)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on September 20, 2010, 08:31:57 PM
looks great  O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on September 21, 2010, 04:03:33 PM
And thanks CJ too!
I have to say, working on "professional" gear (cameras and lenses) with professional actors changes your life!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on November 18, 2010, 04:11:25 AM
UP!

Screenshots available:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=249658&id=182030574315&fbid=462101379315


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Groggy on November 18, 2010, 11:16:44 AM
Finally got to watch your teaser Noodles. Looks awesome. O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on November 20, 2010, 02:14:42 AM
 O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on November 20, 2010, 09:20:56 AM
Thanks guys!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on November 30, 2010, 01:32:48 PM
New teaser!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2FlI5NeE5Q


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on November 30, 2010, 02:23:16 PM
New teaser!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2FlI5NeE5Q
You're just one big tease! I want to see the real thing. :-*


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on November 30, 2010, 11:20:18 PM
:D
This teaser wasn't planned, but during the edit, I saw this shot, thinking "wow... it's a shame I cannot use it as an extended shot in the movie... Let's release it alone."
We SHOULD release the whole thing at the end of the month (yes i could be a great christmas gift) but unfortunatly........... my brother, in charge of SFX, has more school work than he thought, which might create some delays. I sure hope not, since everything else will be ready long before the end of the month!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on December 01, 2010, 02:11:52 AM
Aren't you losing too much time with this collateral stuff?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on December 01, 2010, 02:57:49 AM
Aren't you losing too much time with this collateral stuff?

Lol as you can see their is virtually no edit on this one. So about 5 minutes. i wouldn't do multiple teasers in the other case ;)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on December 01, 2010, 09:15:07 AM
Lol as you can see their is virtually no edit on this one. So about 5 minutes. i wouldn't do multiple teasers in the other case ;)

5 minutes here, 5 minutes there. We're waiting for the real thing.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on December 01, 2010, 12:03:23 PM
5 minutes here, 5 minutes there. We're waiting for the real thing.

Well,  if i was the guy we're waiting for, i'd be pretty happy :) The SFX supervisor is the one blocking the whole thing! SHAME ON HIM!!!!!!!!!!!
And well, I especially like this shot, which is not going to be in the final edit (only little parts of it), so... it deserves to be seen. I owe it to... it.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on December 02, 2010, 04:28:12 AM
Well,  if i was the guy we're waiting for, i'd be pretty happy :) The SFX supervisor is the one blocking the whole thing! SHAME ON HIM!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe he has a hard time working on some Kiboa-Boaki project?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on December 02, 2010, 07:31:54 AM
Maybe he has a hard time working on some Kiboa-Boaki project?

Don't try to find excuses to guilty people, you commie. He's responsible for what is happening and he's gonna have to pay for it.

Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on December 03, 2010, 08:11:58 AM
My conscience is clean, real clean.

As is my bank account.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on December 03, 2010, 08:14:36 AM
Yes that's the whole point.
Commies have clean conscience and bank account.
Capitalists have dirty conscience and lots of monney in the bank.
And everyone has dirty hands.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on December 03, 2010, 08:18:08 AM
I think I know what you mean.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: The Firecracker on December 03, 2010, 02:39:23 PM
I'am looking forward to this :)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on February 24, 2011, 06:51:07 PM
Ok, episode 1 is officially completed. I will put it online after the 19th of march (date of the premier in Paris).
Here is are the ending credits, designed by my 17years old brother:
http://vimeo.com/20306911


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on February 25, 2011, 04:23:49 AM
very cool  O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on February 25, 2011, 05:34:27 AM
very cool  O0
No it's not cool at all. They're behind the schedule. Bastards. And they're still keeping us waiting. Bastards.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: dave jenkins on February 25, 2011, 12:00:17 PM
http://vimeo.com/20306911
Way cool! O0 Very talented, these Oskians.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on February 25, 2011, 04:45:11 PM
Thank you for him, guys ;)
@MS: I punished those who are responsible for the delays with great vengeance and furious anger.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on February 25, 2011, 10:36:46 PM
Here is are the ending credits, designed by my 17years old brother:

Yeah, here is and are, or whatever, okay... the credits, but where's the episode? Haven't you got tired milking us for compliments by now, now even your family got involved and we have to compliment them one by one? Do you at least have a good looking sister?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on February 25, 2011, 11:27:57 PM
Of course I have a good looking sister: I have Armenian origins.
And yes she's involved in the project, as is everyone here: as you can see in the credits she's the production manager.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on February 27, 2011, 02:58:50 AM
Of course I have a good looking sister: I have Armenian origins.

Eastern European white trash trying to make it to the big league. No wonder I like you.

And yes she's involved in the project, as is everyone here: as you can see in the credits she's the production manager.

Yes, I saw it, but didn't understand since I can't read, thanks for clarifying.

In any case, with you (and Hugo) leading the project, it is nice to hear there's also someone intelligent and good looking to back you up.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 02, 2011, 07:18:29 AM
Armenian people are the masters of team work (among other things).


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on March 02, 2011, 11:38:56 PM
Armenian people are the masters of team work (among other things).

I'm more of a traditional boy, to be honest.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 16, 2011, 08:35:16 AM
French members of the board, you're all invited to the screening of webisode 1 in Paris this saturday:

http://www.rapaceswebseries.com/?p=492

(http://www.Rapaceswebseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/InvitationRapaces.jpg)

Other guys, I'll upload the episode within a few days.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on March 16, 2011, 01:22:46 PM
Too bad the invitation is for French members only... Anyway, have a hell of a premier! O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 16, 2011, 02:38:00 PM
Well you're invited too (you're more or less french now that I made you eat real cheese), I'm just worried you might be a little too far.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on March 16, 2011, 02:40:22 PM
Well you're invited too (you're more or less french now that I made you eat real cheese), I'm just worried you might be a little too far.
If I get a cab now I'll be there by Saturday.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 16, 2011, 02:46:33 PM
If I get a cab now I'll be there by Saturday.

It's ok with me! i'll get the cheese.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on March 20, 2011, 07:10:07 AM
It's ok with me! i'll get the cheese.
Sorry, I couldn't make it. When is the fuckin' thing coming online?! (You certainly know how to build buzz, gotta give you that.)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 20, 2011, 08:42:08 AM
Haha, next sunday.
I saw your cab, you headed directly to the Eiffel tower. I know you always preferred basic tourism over amazing western screenings.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on March 20, 2011, 09:13:55 AM
Haha, next sunday.
I saw your cab, you headed directly to the Eiffel tower. I know you always preferred basic tourism over amazing western screenings.
Well what can I say? I have a thing for 120 years old phallic symbols.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 20, 2011, 11:41:17 PM
That's exactly why I make western movies: old guns


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 24, 2011, 04:36:56 AM
Guys, i need help.
We made a little "introduction" to Episode 1 (twin peaks style) with a narrator, in French. We did some subtitles, that have been checked by Sonny. Howevern I did some changes when implementing them on the video. I'm planning to release the subtitled video this evening (french time), so I'd really like if any of you could double check the latest version of the subtitles as soon as possible......


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on March 24, 2011, 06:27:05 AM
Guys, i need help.
We made a little "introduction" to Episode 1 (twin peaks style) with a narrator, in French. We did some subtitles, that have been checked by Sonny. Howevern I did some changes when implementing them on the video. I'm planning to release the subtitled video this evening (french time), so I'd really like if any of you could double check the latest version of the subtitles as soon as possible......

Ok I just looked its just the pilot I've seen before at the moment.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 24, 2011, 06:57:30 AM
This one: http://www.vimeo.com/21359009


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on March 24, 2011, 07:56:31 PM
looked OK to me O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 24, 2011, 11:52:08 PM
Thanks!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 27, 2011, 11:25:53 AM
I'm glad to write here for something else than help requests and teasing: episode 1 is now available.
Here.

http://www.vimeo.com/21536593

Looking forwards to your comments.
Some "keys" to fully understand what's happening:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarot#Divinatory.2C_esoteric.2C_and_occult_tarot


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on March 27, 2011, 12:17:14 PM
 O0 Fucking great! I was initially irritated by the super fast editing right in the beginning but when the whole thing turned out to heavily rely on flashbacks I was sold. I didn't quite follow what the whole deal with the cards was but it was rather clear that it's basically the hangman vs. all the rest, so I was able to enjoy the action although I didn't understand all the details of the plot.

You seem to use a lot of close ups. Some more wider shots probably wouldn't have hurt the movie - but it wasn't confusing. And anyway, it's a matter of style and personal preference. But one thing: I'm not sure about it but do you "cross the line" i.e. brake the 180 degree rule somewhere around 5:00?

I hope I don't sound bitchy; all in all I enjoyed it very much O0 (It was worth the long wait.) Do you have any idea about the sequels (if/when they're gonna come)?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Groggy on March 27, 2011, 02:30:51 PM
I'd watch, but my computer's having problems with streaming video. :( I'll get around to it once that's fixed.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on March 27, 2011, 03:50:13 PM
Thanks for the comments! You don't sound bitchy (Dust Devil does, even before he says anything)

1) Yes the superfast editing at the begining only works because of the flash backs that come back to this part. It was designed this way.
2) The plot is unclear, i'm aware of that. Like you say: as long as you get the Hangman vs. the others thing, you can sit and "enjoy" most of what is happening. The cards stuff is more for the long term. I wish we could be more clear about them though. We'll have to fix this in the following episodes.
3) More wider shots would have brought the movie to another squale, I'm 100% with you on that
4) I cross the line at 5:02. I had other shots of that scene so I could have avoided it, but that shot was just the more "clear" for the audience. It was the best I had to show Cupido walking slowly behind Hangman, so I went for clarity (at least here lol) instead of following the rule. This said, the broken rule may be a good thing since even if no one notices it gives more value to the shot.
5) We're now trying to see how we can fund the following episodes. We don't need that much money to do the following 3, but if we go on the way we did this one, it will still be one episode per year, which is not that cool for a webseries lol.

@Grog: I'd advise to let the whole video load before hitting "play". It helps, especially with Vimeo!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on March 29, 2011, 09:56:22 AM
I'll watch it tomorrow. O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on March 29, 2011, 01:49:18 PM
I'll watch it tomorrow. O0
DD has his revenge on noodles_leone... Nice >:D But be careful when you try to beat the master in his own game.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on March 30, 2011, 04:36:32 AM
Okay, so I watched it: it's good, entertaining, the action is very well done (as usual). The problem (for me) is the story/plot, having some trouble with the elements MS already mentioned: the editing is too fast for my taste, and there's too much closeups, hence the characters are not so well divided in their roles, and slightly over-buffoonish. This is tricky to do anyway, I know, it takes time and experience to master it all, but this is anyway better than some directors (working in the industry) we all know did it regularly, giving everything away in the first three and a half minutes of the movie. Taken all into consideration, it is only a minor fault.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on March 30, 2011, 04:42:40 AM
I liked it, but the cards...the bloody cards... They can be either a (great) benefit or a (great) hazard, if they're a benefit - it's not my problem. They must have a pivotal role in the future stories, else there's not much point having them in.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on March 30, 2011, 11:42:20 PM
Well, what now?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 04, 2011, 02:52:19 PM
Hey!
Thanks for all the comments!

I liked it, but the cards...the bloody cards... They can be either a (great) benefit or a (great) hazard, if they're a benefit - it's not my problem. They must have a pivotal role in the future stories, else there's not much point having them in.

They're the spin of the series. Everything's about them.

Anyway, thanks for everything. I'd advise to watch the movie twice in order to really get what's going on. According to my tests, the second viewing is really more enjoyable from a storyline standpoint. That's a flaw, I know.

We're pretty happy with the feedback so far, there is a good chance we find some ways ($$$) to go on with the series. Which would be pretty awesome, since we're really enjoying doing it.



Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on April 05, 2011, 02:08:10 PM
We're pretty happy with the feedback so far, there is a good chance we find some ways ($$$) to go on with the series. Which would be pretty awesome, since we're really enjoying doing it.
O0 I wish you guys luck!


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on April 06, 2011, 12:04:37 AM
Anyway, thanks for everything. I'd advise to watch the movie twice in order to really get what's going on. According to my tests, the second viewing is really more enjoyable from a storyline standpoint. That's a flaw, I know.

Yeah, I watched it again and it was way more fun this time. You're right (for once)! O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 06, 2011, 02:05:10 AM
Yeah, I watched it again and it was way more fun this time. You're right (for once)! O0

Glad to hear that!

Anyone else on the board got a chance to see it?  CJ, Grog, DJ...?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on April 06, 2011, 06:17:06 AM
Glad to hear that!

Anyone else on the board got a chance to see it?  CJ, Grog, DJ...?

No not yet its getting close to tax time so I've been working on that in my free moments, but I'll get to it soon promise  ;)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 20, 2011, 01:55:41 PM
Guys, the episode is now also on Dailymotion.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xi2n0k_hangman-ep-1-of-rapaces-the-western-webseries_shortfilms

We have some good opportunity to find some money to produce other episodes right now but we need views on DAILYMOTION (and not Vimeo anymore), so if you could watch it on this new link, rate, comment, "like", share, whatever, I swear I'll do anything you (except Dust Devil because he's mean and Titoli because he's frightening) want.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 20, 2011, 01:57:38 PM
Oh and once again, if you watch it twice, guess what...
I get two views and you get to understand the movie.
That's a deal?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on April 20, 2011, 06:11:10 PM
Okay, but I'm really waiting for CJ on those sunglasses. :D


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on April 20, 2011, 06:16:25 PM
Oh and once again, if you watch it twice, guess what...
I get two views and you get to understand the movie.
That's a deal?

It means I can write the review twice?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on April 20, 2011, 06:47:27 PM
I saw it its great, but  I keep getting a bad activation key when I try to activate the registration, can't comment. :'(

BTW
   
The History of Sunglasses

The history of sunglasses can be traced back thousands of years though they were much different to those worn today and served a completely different purpose.

The Roman emperor Nero apparently liked to watch gladiatorial combat through polished gemstones though the first things resembling what we would know as sunglasses appeared in 12th century China. The lenses were made of smoky quartz and did go someway to protecting wearers from glare. These early sunglasses were actually used in courts to shield the expressions of judges when they questioned witnesses. Similar glasses were made in Italy in the 1400's, also primarily for use in court cases.

Later in the 1750's, James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses, which he believed would correct certain vision problems. Glare protection was not a concern at this time.

By the turn of the 20th century sunglasses became more widespread and early silent movie stars rapidly took up wearing them before filming to shield their eyes from the bright stage lights, which were often as bright as the sun itself.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on April 21, 2011, 12:12:19 AM
Okay, but I'm really waiting for CJ on those sunglasses. :D

:D

It means I can write the review twice?

Please do!
I saw it its great, but  I keep getting a bad activation key when I try to activate the registration, can't comment. :'(

BTW
   
The History of Sunglasses

The history of sunglasses can be traced back thousands of years though they were much different to those worn today and served a completely different purpose.

The Roman emperor Nero apparently liked to watch gladiatorial combat through polished gemstones though the first things resembling what we would know as sunglasses appeared in 12th century China. The lenses were made of smoky quartz and did go someway to protecting wearers from glare. These early sunglasses were actually used in courts to shield the expressions of judges when they questioned witnesses. Similar glasses were made in Italy in the 1400's, also primarily for use in court cases.

Later in the 1750's, James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses, which he believed would correct certain vision problems. Glare protection was not a concern at this time.

By the turn of the 20th century sunglasses became more widespread and early silent movie stars rapidly took up wearing them before filming to shield their eyes from the bright stage lights, which were often as bright as the sun itself.

Thanks a lot CJ! And thanks for this history of sunglasses... Since I have already been asked the question, I've done A LOT of researches (almost 10 minutes of googling) and came up with the wikipedia article that says more or less what you say.



Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on May 06, 2011, 11:06:45 AM
Some snotnose French brat thinks he's the reborn Leone! http://www.cameraman.com/2011/interview-with-the-rapaces-webseries-director-thibaut-toskian


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on May 08, 2011, 07:34:38 AM
This guy sucks.
Leone knew about the wide shots, at least.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on June 06, 2011, 09:42:38 AM
Selected for the Almeria Western Film Festival (September 8th-11th)! The coolest point being they went to us.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on June 06, 2011, 10:01:47 AM
Congrats! O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: moviesceleton on June 06, 2011, 03:22:22 PM
Awesome O0 But what is that? I can't find anything about the event on the Internet. Do you get to travel to Almeria?


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on June 08, 2011, 03:10:43 AM
Awesome O0 But what is that? I can't find anything about the event on the Internet. Do you get to travel to Almeria?

They say they're building their website.
I'll see if I can pay for the travel, that's THE occasion.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: Dust Devil on June 08, 2011, 04:36:15 AM
I'll see if I can pay for the travel, that's THE occasion.

No need to bother with  a first class ticket for me.


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: cigar joe on June 08, 2011, 05:05:03 AM
cool  O0 O0 O0


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on June 10, 2011, 02:06:59 AM
No need to bother with  a first class ticket for me.

Already bought it!

Thanks guys ;)


Title: Re: HANGMAN (RAPACES, Episode 1) a Western Web-Series by noodles_leone
Post by: noodles_leone on February 03, 2012, 11:38:57 AM
Selected for the HONFLEUR TOUT COURT film festival (February 10th-12th)! I never applied and the name isn't as cool as "ALMERIA WESTERN FILM FESTIVAL", but it still rocks.